Crémant – Champagne
A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, 89% of wine produced in Bordeaux is red, with also sweet white wines, dry whites, and also few rosé and sparkling wines.
This region located at the north of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, produce only red wine, and no white wine has the right to be called Médoc.
Pauillac is a wine growing commune and Appellation d’origine contrôlée within Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape, but it is invariably blended with other grapes. As with all red Bordeaux, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be included in the blend.
Château Margaux is a wine estate of Bordeaux wine, It is located in the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc region.
Entre deux mers
Entre-Deux-Mers is a wine region near Bordeaux, situated between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, The name of the region is derived, not from the French word “mer” (“sea”), but from “marée” (“tide”). Thus, it means “between two tides”, a reference to its location between two tidal rivers.
Graves is an important subregion of the Bordeaux wine region situated on the left bank of the Garonne river. It is the only Bordeaux subregion which is famed for all three of Bordeaux’ three main wine types—reds, dry whites and sweet wines—although red wines dominate the total production.
Other Bordeaux wines
In Bordeaux protected designation of origin areas, many famous other wine offering delicious tasting are great complement to succulent French food, such as Pomerol, Blayes and others
Vins du Sud Ouest – South West France Wines
South West France or in French Sud-Ouest, is a wine region in France covering several wine-producing areas situated respectively inland from, and south of, the wine region of Bordeaux.
Côtes du Marmandais
Named after the city Marmande, this area uses traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc, Muscadelle, Malbec and Merlot; Rhône wine grape Syrah & Burgundy grape Gamay.
Bourgogne – Burgundy
Region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône, Burgundy’s most famous wines produced here—those commonly referred to as “Burgundies”—are dry red wines made from Pinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.
A red wine produced in the commune of Vosne-Romanée in Côte de Nuits of Burgundy. The style of Vosne-Romanée wines is often described as a combination of elegance and power. The best (and most expensive) Grand Cru wines of this village are often seen as the ultimate expression of Pinot noir
Other Burgundy wines
Burgundy vineyards exist for centuries, benefiting from centuries of expertise and also subdivisions: Archaeological evidence establishes viticulture in the region as early as the second century AD! But this is Monks and monasteries of the Roman Catholic Church that have had an important influence on the history of Burgundy wine.
Burgundy sub regions
The eastern side of France offer different vineyards close to the Burgundy areas. Each of them offers different characteristics.
The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The grapevines around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste.
Côte du Rhône
This region of the South of France stretches along the Rhone River over 200km. Côtes du Rhône are the AOC wines of the Rhône region, and exist as red, white and rosé wines, generally dominated by the grape varieties Grenache (reds and rosés) or Grenache blanc (whites).
Samorens is an Absolute benchmark of the Côtes du Rhône, it is soft, round and full of warm brambly fruit
Other Cote du Rhone wines
Amongst the 170 villages included in the region, 16 crus are allowed to be labelled Cote du Rhone.
Val de Loire – Loire Valley
In the West of France, the Loire Valley is often divided into three sections. The Upper Loire includes the Sauvignon blanc dominated areas of Sancerre. The Middle Loire is dominated by more Chenin blanc and Cabernet franc wines found in the regions around Touraine, Saumur and Vouvray. The Lower Loire that leads to the mouth of the river’s entrance to the Atlantic goes through the Muscadet region which is dominated by wines of the Melon de Bourgogne grape.
Other regional wine
Besides the worldwide famous French Wine estates, other confidential areas produce quality wine.
S de Sumeire Rosé de S 2013 – Provence (V)
Excelente Rose en Provence. Peach note with delicate white flower, pleasant in mouth with great freshness and silky texture. This rosé is all you need during this summer.
Other countries & New world wines
New Zealand wine
Special Wines from South West of France to Celebrate French GourMay 2015
Clos Lapeyre – AOC Jurancon Blanc Sec 2010 (W)
Domaine Berthoumieu – Pacherenc de Vic-Bihl Sec 2011 (R)
One Bottle of French Wine & One Main Course for 2 – [Pick one of each]